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 Post subject: Re: Tackle....
PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 11:18 am 
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Can you describe the kit you use for the blind splices? Even better if you can provide a link for where to find one.

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 Post subject: Re: Tackle....
PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 2:32 pm 
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Hunter wrote:
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Can you describe the kit you use for the blind splices? Even better if you can provide a link for where to find one.

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Hunter


Hi David......

The kit I use is called a Shimazaki splicing Kit. I believe it was imported from Umpqua. I’m not certain it’s even available any more.

You can use a pin vise (Stone River sells them).......or buy sewing machine needles from any sewing store. The reason to use sewing machine needles is that the hole in the needle is at the fine end, not the fat end as in a regular needle. I’m going to Google now to see if I can locate a source for those Shimazaki kits. I’ll get back here in a few.

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 Post subject: Re: Tackle....
PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 2:36 pm 
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Yup. Tiemco still sells the kit. I found it easily on Google.

Dave M

PS. The kit is invaluable as it comes with not just the needle but the plastic sleeve holds your line at the correct angle making it simple to get the needle right in the core of your line.

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PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm 
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Thanks Dave. That's the splicing kit I remember you using, but hadn't been able to find one in a shop. I will be ordering one of these.

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PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 5:07 pm 
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Ken B wrote:
I use nothing but nail knots for line to backer and line to leader. Never, ever had one fail. Never, ever worry about the line to backer nail knot as I’ve never, ever had a fresh water trout or salmon or bass or pike or walleye take me even close to my backer. Even with my saltwater gear it’s rare.

Long live the nail knot! And BudLight.

Ken



Ken.......

Join us for a week on the Missouri some year, and those hot Bows will take you into your backing more times in one morning than you’ll have in Maine in five years, or, in your case, ever. ;-)

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